Getting Paid and Payslips

Getting Paid and Payslips

How do I find out the correct pay rate?

Ring the Fair Work Ombudsman - 13 13 94 or visit the website on


What factors can affect a rate of pay?

  • Whether you are full time or part time
  • Whether you are casual or permanent
  • Whether you are a trainee or apprectice
  • Your age
  • The level of responsibility
  • Qualifications … and so on.

When should the rate of pay go up?

  • When you are promoted
  • When a junior turns a year older
  • When an apprentice moves from one year to the next
  • When a pay rise is awarded by the Fair Work Commission
  • When an employment agreement says they get one

When should I be paid?

  • Weekly
  • Fortnightly
  • Sometimes monthly

How should I be paid?

By electronic funds transfer directly to your bank account (employee written authorisation required), cash or cheque. An employer cannot give you goods or services instead of wages.

What should I do if I am underpaid?

Money owed to you can be recovered by the Fair Work Ombudsman - 13 13 94

What information needs to be included on a payslip?

  • The date of payment
  • The period covered by the payment
  • The hours worked during the page period
  • All deductions made, eg. amount of tax and union fees (if applicable)
  • Superannuation payments made by the employer
  • Gross pay (before tax)
  • Net pay (after tax and other deductions)
  • The make up of the pay, eg. ordinarly hours and overtime.


Getting Paid and Payslips


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